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Is the new Polaroid film usable for image or emulsion transfers?

I recall playing around with Polaroid transfers when I was a child, and, as many, I greatly admire the color palette of that film. I've been wanting to introduce my 8-y-o daughter to this, but don't ...
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What are some compatible Polaroid film type replacements for the Fuji FP100c?

For my Mamiya RZ67 I got one of these old polaroid backs, but I made the mistake of not checking if there are still films available. What I read so far is that it takes Fuji FP100c (and similar) ...
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What causes photos from modern instant films cameras to look unique?

I just saw a picture from a friends Polaroid Instant Camera or Fujifilm Instax, and even when it is freshly developed (no aging or anything) the pictures have a distinctive "look", like a ...
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How to correct colour from flash (shooting instant colour photograms)

Not sure if this is quite the right place to post this, as it might also link to colour theory, but I hope someone can help. I have been shooting colour instant photograms using a new back from ...
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Brighter irregular edge of a Polaroid photo

I use Polaroid OneStep 2 with Color i-Type film packs. Sometimes, at the bottom edge of the image, not fully developed irregular areas appear as the medium inside has not been properly distributed. ...
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Why are polaroids not square?

When I used to look at real polaroid photos, I could not help but think that they are not exactly square (I have a mild OCD, I would tell). After so many years my suspicion was proven correct: on the ...
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Did Polaroid's patents on integral photography describe a different technology than what Polaroid used?

I had a colleague at Polaroid in the 1980s who told me that the patents Kodak was accused of violating did not describe the system that Polaroid was actually using in its SX-70 and Spectra film, but ...
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What is the "clarification" step when processing Polaroid film?

I'm translating a series of texts by photographers from French to English. I'm having trouble with the use of the term "clarification" (in French) as part of the normal processing of Polaroid film. ...
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How to get files off a 23 year old Polaroid PDC-3000

I off loaded some .PDN files off an old digital camera, but can't seem to find any apps that read them. This is not to be confused with Paint.NET PDN files. This is polaroid old digital file type. I ...
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How do I fix the autofocus on a Polaroid Sun 660?

I need help with one Polaroid Sun 660. It seems that autofocus is not working at all. After investigation on internet I noticed that this camera has a four- disc lens, so every time you press the ...
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Why orange color casting started to appear in my Polaroid B&W film several months after developing?

I took some pictures with Polaroid Originals' 600 B&W film and aside from a general lack of sharpness, several months after the shots, some orange color casting is starting to appear in the top ...
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What film camera/Polaroid camera is best for a more orange yellow look?

What film camera/Polaroid camera is best for warmer orange yellow looking photos? I attached examples of what I'm going for but can't find a camera with a warmer tint, a 1960-70s vibe.
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How do Polaroid cameras determine the shutter speed and how can I manipulate this?

I am a bit confused about the shutter speed in some Polaroid cameras. Precisely, I have these models: polaroid Impulse (old) polaroid One Step 2 (new) I often read that polaroid cameras have a ...
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What is causing this white area which is ruining all Fujifilm Instax Mini instant photos?

I recently purchased a second-hand Fujifilm Instax Mini 7S instant camera. I bought new film for the camera and have now tried several rolls. On the 2nd roll I was very careful not to expose the ...
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Correct Exposure with Polaroid One Step 2

I have a Polaroid OneStep 2 with itype film, and I have some problems on how find the correct exposure. Precisely, almost always I get a picture which is overexposed or underexposed, and I do not know ...
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Expose a film to a screen

Long story short, I would like to "map" a 5.5" lcd screen to check the light distribution of it, to see where the light is more intense and where it is weaker. This is for an LCD 3d printer which has ...
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Polaroid + with I-type film

I recently bought a Polaroid plus and I-type film but am very disappointed with the color quality. I have color polaroid prints from 25 years ago that still have more vibrant color than these new ...
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Instant film for a 4x5 large format camera?

I have a 4x5 camera and a Polaroid 545 film holder. Can someone tell me if any kind of instant film (Polaroid or any other brand) compatible with the 545 film holder is still produced today and where ...
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Instax Film Developing Red

I have completed the Instant Pinhole Camera which I mentioned in a previous question. To open the pack of Instax Film, I used a pitch black room, blocked all the edges around the door, and opened it ...
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What is the dented wheel with holes inside the Polaroid Land Camera Model 150

While looking at the works of John Peralta, I noticed a strange camera component I never saw before inside the Polaroid Land Camera Model 150. I've repaired a few cameras in my life but I'm very ...
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What archival properties does Fuji Instax have and how to prolong?

I've begun putting together a cookbook of family recipes that I want to pass down to my daughter. To spice things up a bit, I'll be taking shots on Fuji's Instax Wide of my wife and I and her when we ...
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Why is the color mask of this 135 film dark blue-green?

In the late 1990s, I encountered an exposed cassette of 135 film. (I am not the original purchaser or user of the film.) Curious about what might be on it, I sent it to a lab for processing. I was ...
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How to correct colors when scanning bleached Polaroids?

I bleached the back of a Polaroid that comes from Fuji FP-100C by pouring toilet bleach materials on the back of the Polaroid ...
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Is the Flash Sync speed of the Polaroid 195 camera really only ¹⁄₃₀th of a second?

I am trying to find the max flash sync speed for Polaroid 195 cameras. Because with a PC sync cord I want to connect it to a studio strobe I found a manual for 180-...
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Why image does not fill all area in Polaroid film backs

Here is what I am using: Camera: Mamiya 645AF Film: Fuji FP-100C Polaroids Polaroid Back: 645AF Polaroid Land Pack Film Holder HP402 And the image below is how ...
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Film Camera White Balance in Studio

I found this thread but still have questions: What is the white balance of film? I am going to use Film in studio with Strobes. The films I am experimenting with are: Fuji FP-100C (Peel-apart ...
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What is the difference (apart from size) between i-Type, 600, SX-70 and Spectra Polaroid films?

I've borrowed a 600 camera and shot a couple of pictures with a Polaroid Originals 600 film with the intention of figuring out whether or not I should buy a Polaroid camera, and which type of camera ...
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Why there aren't polarizer filter for instant camera?

I own a Polaroid 600 and I couldn't be able to find it. So I thought there may be a process that doesn't let it use it.
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Can I create an "old polaroid" style with Nikon Picture Control?

I want my Nikon D810 to automatically post-process my shots so that they look like old polaroid/vintage photos. Therefore I want to create a Nikon picture control configuration file (with the program ...
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How can I create a vintage 1990s Polaroid look from my DSLR?

For some time now, I have discovered a great difficulty with the fact of coming across a simple and vintage look and or style to my photos. I currently use a Canon Rebel T5i DSLR camera, and was ...
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Where do I insert the batteries in my Polaroid camera?

I have a polaroid camera from around the year 2000...where do the batteries go? I've looked and looked! I tried looking behind the film too. Is there anybody who knows?
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Is there any way to revive expired polaroid film?

I have been using some expired Polaroid 600 film from 2004 and all of my images come out with uneven development. I know the colors are bad and there's nothing I can do about that, but what I want is ...
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Is a flash bar needed when working with a Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera?

I found some expired SX-70 film in my house, and I've been looking on ebay for a tested model of the folding Land Camera. I'm really eager to test the film out even though I know the quality probably ...
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How can I change film packs on a Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 without wasting film?

I have a Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 . I have three film packs and I changed packs depending on the photo I wanted to take, later I realised it was a very bad idea. I am wasting film because the camera ...
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How can I get a fade-to-white vignette with Polaroid film?

I want to try and recreate a filter effect similar to this. It's a partial nude, so potentially NSFW: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-zWtPvzfTE9I/T2752kGAH-I/AAAAAAAAADQ/WYKtq1lfLmE/s640/scan012.jpg (The ...
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Does Fujifilm instant film work with Polaroid instant 10

I have Polaroid instant 10 camer, like this: http://en.polaroid-passion.com/polaroid-type-80-cameras.php?id=179 I have understood, that some of the Fujifilm instant films could be compatible, but is ...
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Can I create a homemade zoom lens for the Fujifilm Instax Mini 7?

I would like to take zoomed photos with the Fujifilm Instax Mini 7. What would I need to do in order to create an external lens to add in front of the one that's already there?
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Polaroid 250 and 125- help with testing operation

I purchased two Polaroid land cameras (250 & 125)at estate sales, cleaned them up and put in fresh batteries to test. Neither "did anything" after I put in the batteries. I'm not sure what to do ...
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What is the best (for my budget) instant camera? [closed]

This might sound a bit silly, but I'm looking to buy an instant camera to be used by guests at my wedding which is in 2 months from today. The idea is to have an instant camera that can be passed ...
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Does all photographic film utilize gelatin in its composition?

Do all brands of photographic film utilize gelatin in their composition? How about Polaroid? Any vegan-friendly brands that do not use gelatin? If so, what do they use instead?
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Bought a second hand retro polaroid but I think the lens is missing, how will this affect photos? (I know nothing at all about cameras)

So I bought a polaroid in a charity shop for £5 (I know absolutely nothing about cameras, and I mean NOTHING) but it doesn't have the plastic bit inside the main round bit- I think that's a lens? How ...
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What kind of a Polaroid 600-camera is this?

Please help me with this! I know it's a Polaroid 600 'cause the model and the film it uses. It has a yellow "live for the moment" logo in front of the cam (see the pic) and behind the flashbar. Also ...
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Will the built-in flash of a Polariod camera be adequate for a wedding photobooth?

My best friend is getting married in one week. He asked me to set up a photo booth near the reception so that people can take pictures of themselves using funny accessories. The photo booth should be ...
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How can I trigger an off-camera flash with a Polaroid SX 70 or a Yashica-Mat?

I am interested in shooting pictures with off camera flash. I have a Polaroid sx 70 and one medium format Yashica mat 124. I was wondering if is it feasbile to shoot with off camera flash with one of ...
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Can I legally sell a photograph with a border made to look like an old Polaroid print?

I'm planning to do an exhibition in the near future where I want most of my work to be illustrated in the Polaroid photo format like the image bellow. In this exhibition I may sell some work and ...
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Need brighter flash. Shooting with Polaroid 600SE.

I need advice on acquiring a brighter flash, or a flash with brightness that I can control. I have been used to 35mm for years, shooting on 400 - 800ASA with apertures as large as 1.8. This has ...
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What are the differences between current films available for the Polaroid SX-70 Land camera?

I just purchased a OneStep Polaroid camera and am so excited about starting taking pictures out there, so I've searched for film and found only these alternatives:...
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Which Polaroid Camera has been used here?

Can you guys help me out identifying the Polaroid model used in the following videos? First Video -- screenshot: Second Video -- screenshot:
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What Polaroid instant film type is this?

What Polaroid instant film type is the one on the right? (The left one is a Polaroid Type 600.)
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Why do polaroid images look like they do?

I know that polaroid images are not done by effect, as one of my friends think, and that's silly. But my question is why do they look like that ? I mean yellowish and fainted .. I know there is a ...
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